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Week in Review: Modell's Opens, Canterbury Ales Closes

The news from around Huntington this week.

Canterbury Ales Shuts Down
Canterbury Ales, a mainstay of Huntington village for more than 36 years, announced Monday that it has shut down. Owner Billy Hoest emailed customers and later told Newsday that the business had been targeted by a state sales tax audit and he owed more than $100,000.

Weekly Newspaper Sold

A group of Huntington investors, led by James V. Kelly, bought the historic newspaper the Long-Islander. The weekly paper was founded in 1838 by the poet Walt Whitman.

Parents, Staff Rally to Save Psych Center
A group of parents and employees spoke up on Tuesday to protest the proposed closure of the Sagamore Children's Psychiatric Center in Dix Hills, a move which would shutter inpatient services at the facility and merge them with programs in Queens and the Bronx.

Schein Puts Kids on the Patch Back to School
Henry Schein employees put on a party and distributed new clothes and supplies Thursday to about 600 Long Island children preparing for the start of school next week.

School Checklist: A Stop at the Pediatrician's
Getting your child ready for school means more than shopping for clothes and school supplies. Immunization requirements and general health matters also command the attention of parents.  Dr. Alisa N. Altman, a pediatrician at the Huntington Medical Group on Pulaski Road, said doctors talk about a range of health and safety issues when parents bring their children into the office before school starts.

Darryl Strawberry Pops Up
Modell's opened a new store in Huntington Station Friday and had former baseball star Darryl Strawberry there to sign autographs. The store opened in the former Lester's store at 350 Walt Whitman Road.

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